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In today’s episode:

I’m gonna talk about the word bear.
Next, through a mini-history lesson, you’ll practice vocabulary, and above all, you’ll improve your spoken English.

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The word bear is often used as a noun when we’re referring to a large furry animal that likes eating honey. By the way, in the second part of this podcast, you’ll meet two funny bears Yogi and Boo-Boo.

To bear is a verb with several meanings:

A few of its meanings are to holdto supportto exhibitto stand, or to give birth to.

For example, if I say that “I can’t bear” something, I mean that I can’t tolerate it or stand it. It’s just too much, or it makes me very unhappy.

Here are some more examples of the word bear:

Usually, we use the verb to bear when we’re in a position where we need to accept, tolerate,or endure something, especially something unpleasant:

“The pain was almost more than Jason could bear.”
“How can you bear to eat that food?”

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